Year Inducted: 1973
Nominated By: Sollie Raso
Sports Competed In: N/A
Athlete, Coach or Contributor: Contributor

Edward O. OrazemEdward O. Orazem

High School:
Attended Pueblo Central H.S., graduating in 1923.

Contributions:
● First full-time Sports Editor for The Pueblo Star Journal & Chieftain.
● Worked for 50 years as a Sports editor of The Pueblo Star-Journal.
● Started out at as a route carrier then moving on to an office boy, then mailer and high school correspondent.
● Started as full-time as a sports editor the day after high school graduation from Pueblo Centennial in the Spring of 1923.

Related Activities:
Notable athletes known to Orazem:

Earl H. Clark
Dave Packard
Jim Fimple
Jim "Ox" Smith
Hatfield Chilson
Vernon Cochran
John McQuaid
Johnny Elbeck
Bruno DeRose
The Amaya boys
Harry Spicer

Johnny Badovinac
Joe Hughes
Rodney Wallace
Gary Knafelc
Richard C. Wolf
C.I. Stillman
Dennis Martinez
Allen Maury
The Colglazier boys
Bruce Heath
Richard Busia

Bob Busia
Sam Greer
Ernie Lara
The Zaharias brothers
Loren Schweinger
Bobby Graham
Gene Poston
Enky Pechek and brothers
Bobby McCracken
The McCoys
Floretta D. McCutcheon

Bob Poole
Isobel De Fiore Simpson
Cynthia Icabone
Olga Tezak
Claudia Tezak
Ruth Hulsey
Pat Whitworth
Carl Marsden
Leo Crosby
Joe "Awful" Coffee
Don Perko

 

Notable coaches known to Orazem:

Col. W.S. Kettering
Major Fred W. Huling
Oscar Heigstad
Art Gray
Allison K. Binns
Sollie Raso

Johnny Rivas
Ed Lesar
George Grosvenor
Edward J. Smith
Hoy Frakes
Jim Grieve

Mel Spence
Bill Brown
Charles "Chuck" DePietro
Robert "Bob" Overstake
Johnny Frampton
Jack Brookhartn

Tano Ozzello
Jack Helmsing
Jerry Ellis
Dale Rea
Red Eastlack
James "Spank" Blasing
Harry Simmons

Occupation:
Sports reporter and editor of The Pueblo Star Journal.

 


GPSA "O" By The Numbers

LEGEND: p = awarded posthumously; ^= attended first meeting; * = deceased;+ = charter member (placed after year inducted)

 1
Athlete
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*)

Athlete/Coach/Contributor
Joseph “Swift” Michael Occhiato (2020*p)

Attended H.S. Inside Colorado
Tano Ozzello (1992*)
Trinidad H.S., Trinidad, CO

Baseball
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)

Basketball
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)

Charter Inductee
Edward A. "Ed" Orazem (1973*+)

Coach/Administrator
Tano Ozzello (1992*)

Contributor
Edward A. "Ed" Orazem (1973*+)

Football
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)

Softball
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)

 

 

2
Attended Pueblo Central H.S.
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)
Edward A. "Ed" Orazem (1973*+)

Honorees Inducted Posthumously
Joseph “Swift” Michael Occhiato (2020*p)
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)

 

4
Honorees Deceased
Joseph “Swift” Michael Occhiato (2020*p)
Ronald "Big O" Oreskovich (2017*p)
Tano Ozzello (1992*)
Edward A. "Ed" Orazem (1973*+)

Honorees in "O" Section

Remembering Our Fallen GPSA Inductees

The Greater Pueblo Sports Association (GPSA) has announced a list of honorees that have passed since the 2022 induction ceremony on Nov. 16.

 

Dennis TrujilloDennis Trujillo
11/28/2022
Class of 2007